MAHKOTA: Non-Government Sector Collaboration Specialist


MAHKOTA program offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow

About Cardno
We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years of experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

Cardno ID (International Development) has extensive experience managing a number of donor-funded programs in the Asia Pacific region. We engage in international development as a holistic, multidisciplinary and integrated process. Strengthened by our geographic and market diversity, we are committed to providing innovative and integrated solutions that create opportunities for significant, lasting change in emerging economies. Collaborating with multilateral and bilateral donors, private clients, governments and communities to develop sustainable solutions to complex challenges, we work with local counterparts to achieve meaningful impact.

Overview of the Role:

The Non-Government Sector Collaboration Specialist (under supervision of the Manager of Communication and Partnership Unit) is assigned to

  • develop a key strategy in engaging non-government sector involvement in poverty reduction initiatives in Indonesia
  • coordinate, supervise, facilitate, and strengthen the implementation of the strategy in the advanced phases
  • ensure the expansion and replication of non-government sector support for poverty reduction initiatives in Indonesia
  • engage, the non-government sector, NGOs and philanthropy in order to increase the capacity of TNP2K in poverty alleviation programs and activity

About the Program:
The Government of Australia is supporting the Government of Indonesia under a program called MAHKOTA – Menuju Masyarakat Indonesia Yang Kokoh Sejahtera (Towards a Strong and Prosperous Indonesian Society).  MAHKOTA is a flexible facility administered by Cardno that is able to respond to Government of Indonesia priorities, provide top Indonesian and international expertise, and allow the Government of Indonesia to take risks with innovative policy.

MAHKOTA program offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow, make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.  By joining MAHKOTA, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals and be challenged to take a global outlook.

About the Role:
The Non-Government Sector Collaboration Specialist will be required to undertake the following tasks:

  • Undertake rigorous research on analytical and policy matters concerning poverty (including extreme poverty), inequality, targeting, and social protection.
  • Contributes to the formulation of the research agenda for the TNP2K research team.
  • Supervise research activities and maintain the quality of research outputs from the TNP2K research team and other working units.
  • Work with non-government agencies and research institutions for dissemination and implementation of poverty and social protection policies and programs.
  • Provide intellectual leadership and high-quality technical advice on matters related to poverty reduction strategies, poverty measurement and targeting issues and evaluations of key poverty and social protection programs.

Responsibilities and duties:
The Non-Government Sector Collaboration Specialist will provide the following deliverables:

  • A complete key strategy in engaging non-government sector involvement for poverty reduction initiatives in Indonesia
  • A high-level endorsement, and a high-profile promotional event.
  • Model of non-government sector collaboration in poverty reduction related policies developed and implemented
  • Dissemination of the documentation, lessons learnt, good practices and evidence on the tested models of non-government sector collaboration among the relevant key stakeholders.
  • Replication of the tested models of non-government sector collaboration by at least one key government ministry or institution.
  • Support for the expansion of the on-going electricity subsidy reform and LPG subsidy reform, as well as the implementation of renewable energy for the poor initiative

To access the Terms of Reference detailing the role, responsibilities and selection criteria for this position, please copy and paste this link into a web browser:

About You:
You will be a motivated and proactive Non-Government Sector Collaboration Specialist with the right combination of talent, energy and commitment to technical excellence.  You will also have:

  • Relevant Master’s Degree
  • Demonstrated analytical & conceptual skills and aptitude for learning the latest scientific/evidence-based approaches to national and regional level poverty reduction strategy and programs and translating them into non-government sector engagement strategy.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Communications and Public Relations field, (preferable: combined with professional background from the non-government and public sector)
  • Extensive experience in working with Government Agencies at the national and local level, especially in dealing with senior management level
  • Technical knowledge and skills in developing and managing high-level publications and communication materials for the public sector (from concept, content development, designing, production and dissemination)
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of corporates’ social responsibility in Indonesia
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as in teams on a tight schedule.
  • A strong record of working across organizational boundaries
  • Ability to manage uncertainty and adjust to a changing work program.
  • Fluent in written and spoken both Bahasa Indonesia and English.
  • Willing and able to travel for work

How to apply?
We welcome your interest in joining the MAHKOTA team. Please click ‘apply’ found on the advertisement page and submit:

  1. Cover Letter. Kindly note that applications that do not include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria will not be considered.
  2. Curriculum Vitae

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Cardno provides equal employment opportunities. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.

Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Cardno is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse, Exploitation and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection, Fraud and Bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach, you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.

For any enquiries about this position, please contact quoting ” CID/MHKT/DA/NonGov” in your email subject line.

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